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Lateral Stitchers Exhibition Sat 30 to Sun 31 March

Exhibition - Gallimaufry: A mixture of things 

Saturday 30 March and Sunday 31 March 2019      9am to 5pm both days

Cost: Gold coin entry

Venue: The Old Court House, Corner Cliff Road and Harbour Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

Our latest exhibition is called Gallimaufry: a mixture of things. We have all been making work individually; with no overall theme as we have done in the past. So for the last two years members of Lateral Stitchers Group have been making pieces of textile art to a theme of their own choice. These themes include: Along these lines;  Faces; Mushrooms; Mangroves; Journeys; Flowers for my Granddaughters; Nature’s Designs and Eco dye, Eco Print, Stitch.

Cheryl Aitkin
Ebb and Flo 

Elaine Longmuir
Forest Fungi 

In our meetings we have been doing Short and Sweet Workshops for 14 months, these were led by a member and have resulted in small artworks (15cmx10cm) that have been made into books of all sorts and a box or two. These workshops focus on either stitching into an unusual base such as fly screen wire, or making a base of scrunched and distressed paper, or using techniques such as darning, layering and needle weaving. 

We have made a large wall hanging interpreting the poem ‘Spatial Realignment of Jam Tree Gully’ by John Kinsella, as a group project.  The poem mentions among other things granite boulders, bird gullies, ant empires, a house and a shed, and Jam Trees.

We will also hang our pieces created for the convener’s challenges - Order and Chaos and The point of stitch.   

There will be work for sale, a sales table, a fabulous raffle and a Makerspace! 

Please put the dates in your diary see you at the Old Court House, on the last weekend March 2019!

Come along, we’d love to see you there!

Cheryl Aitkin 0428 966 612
Lateral Stitchers